Andrew Grantham

Andrew Grantham

Andrew Grantham is Head of News & Online at the Railway Gazette Group, where he is News Editor for Railway Gazette International, Metro Report International and Rail Business UK.

An experienced business news and features writer, he has a particular interest in the railways of the Middle East and Central Asia, and travelling the railway backwaters of Europe.

He read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, where he was President of the Cambridge University Railway Club.

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  • WSMR Route Map
    Rail Business UK

    Alstom and SLC plan to enter the open access passenger market


    UK: Alstom and SLC Rail have spoken exclusively to Rail Business UK about their plans to launch an open access train service between London Euston and Wrexham which would make use of the latest technology, seek to exploit new business opportunities and benefit from changes in the passenger market.

  • London Underground trial people
    Metro Report International

    Quantum train location testing on the London Underground


    UK: Researchers are using a London Underground train to test whether quantum inertial navigation systems could be used to provide accurate location information for condition-based monitoring, train control and signalling applications without needing satellites or lineside equipment.

  • CPK station impression
    In depth

    International expertise sought to support Poland’s CPK rail programme


    With the first construction contracts to be let shortly and orders for more than 100 high speed trains to follow, Marcin Horała, Secretary of State at Poland’s Ministry of Infrastructure, explains how international expertise will be needed to support the CPK programme.

  • Marcin Horała
    In depth

    Poland: Making the strategic case for the CPK rail programme


    The Centralny Port Komunikacyjny transport investment programme will improve connectivity in Poland and beyond, Marcin Horała, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Infrastructure, tells Railway Gazette International.

  • Rail Online app
    Rail Business UK

    No fee promise as ‘nimble and ambitious’ challenger enters rail ticketing market


    UK: ‘This is the perfect time for a nimble and ambitious player to challenge the status quo’ says James Dunne, CEO of Australian company Rail Online which has announced its entry into the National Rail ticket retailing market with a platform offering no booking fees and automated aftersales functions.

  • SAR CEO Dr Bashar Al Malik
    In depth

    Saudi Arabia: SAR seeks international partners as expansion and privatisation plans develop


    Dr Bashar bin Khalid Al Malik, CEO of Saudi Arabia Railways speaks exclusively to Railway Gazette International about plans to expand the network, develop a regional supply sector and prepare for privatisation as part of the national Vision 2030 strategy.

  • Christian Dufermont, Freight Commercial Director, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight
    In depth

    Europe: Bringing unaccompanied freight to the UK through the Channel Tunnel


    Channel Tunnel concessionaire Eurotunnel is planning new rail services to meet growing demand for the unaccompanied transport of lorry trailers between continental Europe and inland destinations in the UK, Christian Dufermont, Freight Commercial Director, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight, tells Railway Gazette International.

  • Acela-testing
    In depth

    USA: Pueblo test centre comes under new management


    With management of the vast TTC railway centre in Pueblo, Colorado, transferring from TTCI to ENSCO this year, future director of operations Ron Lang spoke to railway companies to dispel speculation about what the change means for the industry.

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    Space engineers rethink rail freight with autonomous battery-electric vehicles


    Prototype autonomous battery-powered container wagons are being developed by engineers at California start up Parallel Systems. Co-founder, CEO and former SpaceX engineer Matt Soule explains how the company aims to bring new thinking to rail freight.

  • Swift Express Freight Class 321 EMU demonstrator (1)
    Rail Business UK

    Swift Express Freight EMU conversions agreed


    UK: Four Class 321 electric multiple-units are to be converted to carry light goods with the aim of offering a fast, cost-effective and low carbon alternative to lorries and vans. A prototype for the Swift Express Freight concept was unveiled earlier this year, and an agreement for the conversion of ...

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    In depth

    Traction: Rail can lead the way with hydrogen deployment


    The rail sector is at the forefront of the commercialisation of hydrogen technology, with trains running in Germany attracting interest from around the world, says Amy Adams, Vice-President of Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies at Cummins

  • Hull Trains Paragon fleet
    Rail Business UK

    Paragon fleet supports Hull Trains’ ambition to be the ‘greatest train operator’


    UK: ‘My vision is that Hull Trains will be the greatest train operator in the UK’, Managing Director Louise Cheeseman told Railway Gazette International at the unveiling of the open access operator’s first Hitachi AT300 trainset on November 25. ‘Other operators will come and look at us to see why ...

  • FlixMobility aims to become a multimodal provider of sustainable transport, CEO & Co-Founder André Schwämmlein tells Railway Gazette International

    FlixTrain: ‘We want to make sustainable mobility accessible to everyone’


    Having grown from a tech startup to an international coach company in just five years, FlixMobility has now entered the rail market. The e-commerce platform seeks to become a multimodal provider of sustainable transport, CEO & Co-Founder André Schwämmlein tells Railway Gazette International

  • It is an ‘exciting time’ for smart ticketing, Rambus Ticketing Managing Director Russell McCullagh told Railway Gazette International at the Transport Ticketing Global 2018 conference.

    'Passengers want to be able to download an app and travel'


    It is an ‘exciting time’ for smart ticketing, Rambus Ticketing Managing Director Russell McCullagh told Railway Gazette International at the Transport Ticketing Global 2018 conference in London.

  • Hitachi Rail Europe is looking to develop new markets for trainsets produced at its £82m rolling stock plant at Newton Aycliffe.

    Hitachi’s UK plant looks to the world market


    UK: Hitachi Rail Europe is looking to develop new markets for trainsets produced at its £82m rolling stock plant at Newton Aycliffe in northeast England, according to Head of Business Development Jim Brewin.

  • The first step in ticketing modernisation will be to ‘blow the dust off’ the current system.

    Reforms aim to ‘blow the dust off’ UK rail ticketing system


    UK: A complete overhaul of the structure of Great Britain’s fares system is being planned by the Rail Delivery Group, with the aim of reflecting changes in the way passengers now travel and enabling bidders for future franchises to put forward more innovative ideas for ticketing.

  • Dietrich was talking to Railway Gazette from his temporary office in one of the compartments of Locomore’s first refurbished coach, which is on display at InnoTrans.

    Crowd-funded Locomore has the freedom to do things differently


    INNOTRANS: Locomore describes itself as the ‘world’s first crowd-funded railway’, but the innovative approach to financing the planned launch of an open access inter-city service between Berlin and Stuttgart is only one of the things it is doing differently, according to Managing Director Nicolas Dietrich. Dietrich was talking to ...

  • Launch of Bombardier Transportation's first Flexity 2 tram in Blackpool.

    Flexity 2 tram unveiled in Blackpool


    UK: Bombardier Transportation launched the first of its Flexity 2 trams in the seaside town of Blackpool on September 8. It is the first of 16 ordered by Blackpool Council in 2009 as part of what Lancashire County Council’s Director of Transport & Strategic Highways, Mike Kirby, describes as a ...

  • CSR Zhuzhou President Xu Zongxiang.

    China South is aiming to be number one rolling stock supplier


    CSR Zhuzhou President Xu Zongxiang tells Railway Gazette International about the company’s ambitions to become the world’s largest rolling stock manufacturer.

  • Traxx locos under construction.

    Cables encircle the globe


    NEXANS: Rolling stock manufacturers are increasingly shifting responsibility to their sub-suppliers. Dietmar Steinbach of cable specialist Nexans told Andrew Grantham that consistency and product development are vital to a successful relationship.

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